Thursday, May 1, 2014

5 Great Resources for Raising Big Families

Of course, Loving Big Families is a great resource for raising big families, although I'm a little biased on this one. Nonetheless, here are some more great resources for raising big families:

#1-- Tips for Parents: Large Families
The size of the typical American family has gone down significantly in the last two centuries.  In 1800, the average number of children was 7, in 1900 it was 3.5.  With the widespread use of contraception, today the average number of children per family is about 2.  However, despite averages, family sizes vary widely and some couples have a large family.

#2-- Larger Family Life
Larger Family Life was created in 2008 to offer an insight on life in a large family and to promote and encourage family life.

#3-- Large Family Mothering
The thoughts and experiences of a Christian homeschooling mother of 15 children.

#4-- Abundant Life
My name is Marianne Sunderland and I am so glad that you dropped by my little space here.  It is my goal that you would be encouraged, inspired and refreshed by your time spent here.  I live in Southern California and am a Christian wife and homeschooling mother of 8 beautiful children.  We’ve homeschooled all of them from the start and have learned a thing or two along the way.

#5-- The Duggar Family
Jim Bob & Michelle Duggar married July 21st, 1984. At that time, they chose to use the birth control pill. They thought, “We don’t want children right now. We can’t afford them. We want children in our timing, when we’re ready.” Four years later they decided to have their first child. Then, Michelle went back on the pill, but she conceived and had a miscarriage. At that point they talked with a Christian medical doctor and read the fine print in the contraceptives package. They found that while taking the pill you can get pregnant and then miscarry. They were grieved! They were Christians! They were pro-life! They realized that their selfish actions had taken the life of their child.

What's your favorite big family resource?

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